Nothing will make your furry friend’s tail wag faster than letting him (or her!) run free in a field of green. Fortunately, the city provides two very nice dog parks near our apartments in Oak Park, run by the Park District of Oak Park.
The first is Maple Park Dog Park. With about 12,000 square feet and part of the city’s larger Maple Park, your dog has plenty of room to go long for a pass in a game of fetch. There are few fun features here such as a water fountain for Fido and benches for you. It is open to visitors with passes from sunrise to sunset.
There is also a dedicated dog area at the Ridgeland Common Recreation Complex (RCRC), just south of Lake Street and Scoville Avenue. This one is roughly 11,000 square feet in size and is complete with water fountains sized appropriately for both dogs and humans. The park is open from dawn to 10 p.m., so late night runs are an option for dogs needing to wind down before bedtime. For regular visitors, there is an electronic entry system to enter the area.
Passes to the dog parks are available to residents of Oak Park only. A complete guide to obtaining passes can be found here. Briefly, you must register yourself and your dog with the Village of Oak Park. Proof must be provided of current vaccinations for rabies, kennel cough, and other diseases upon signing up and purchasing a pass.
If you are looking for a place for you and your canine companion to call home, please contact us at Oak Park Place for more information.Back to all posts